Out LGBTQ+ political candidates have had a landmark year in 2022. For the first time, out candidates have run or are running in every state, with a record total of 1,065 running for state, local, federal, and judicial offices.
The information comes from the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s third annual “Out on the Trail” report, released Wednesday. The report shows not only record numbers but increased diversity.
“Voters are sick and tired of the relentless attacks lobbed against the LGBTQ community this year,” said a statement from Victory Fund President and CEO Annise Parker. “Bigots want us to stay home and stay quiet, but their attacks are backfiring and instead have motivated a new wave of LGBTQ leaders to run for office. READ MORE HEREADVOCATE.com
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